The Super Bowl is the biggest even in the football world as the top teams from the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference square off against each other to find out which team is the best in the National Football League.
The Super Bowl in 1978 was called Super Bowl XII and featured two great teams. The Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos squared off against each other.
The game started with a great defensive effort from the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys really did a great job of limiting the offensive opportunities for the Denver Broncos. The Broncos had a particularly difficult time in their attempts to get their passing game going against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys didn’t come out with a completely dominant offense, but they were certainly able to get things done in the first half. The first points on the board for the Dallas Cowboys came on a 3 yard run from Dorsett. After Dorsett punched it in from 3 yards, the Cowboys converted their extra point to go up 7-0.
The Cowboys continued to move the ball during the second half, but they were unable to put the ball in the end zone again during the half. Herrera, the kicker for the Cowboys, did manage to kick two field goals in the first half. After Herrera connected from 35 yards and 43 yards the Cowboys were up 13-0. They would go into the half with a 13 points lead over the Broncos.
The Broncos came out with a lot more urgency in the second half and they managed to put some points on the board. While they were unable to put the ball in the end zone, they did manage to kick a field goal from 47 yards out to cut the Cowboys’ lead to 10 points.
The Cowboys were quick to respond as Staubach led the charge for the Cowboys later in the 3rd quarter. Staubach threw a 45 yard pass to Johnson for a touchdown to boost the Cowboys’ lead up to 17 points. The score at this time was 20-3.
The Broncos quickly responded to the score from the Cowboys as Lytle punched the ball into the end zone with a 1 yard run. The Broncos were down 10 points, but it looked like they had new life after scoring two times during the quarter.
The Cowboys got back their dominant edge on defense during the 4th quarter to seal the game. The Cowboys scored another touchdown to make the score 27-10, and they would become Super Bowl Champions. The Broncos were limited to 156 yards on offense and averaged just 2.7 yards per play.
The MVP’s for the game were Randy White and Harvey Martin for the Dallas Cowboys. These players were both defensive linemen. Their dominant play caused trouble for the Broncos during the entire game. The quarterbacks for the Broncos buckled under pressure and threw 4 interceptions during the game. The Broncos had just 61 yards passing during the game on 8 total completions.